Period
to 16 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Packer skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Packer over the 6 months to 16 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Hashicorp Packer
UK > England
6 months to
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 515 489 573
Rank change year-on-year -26 +84 +41
Contract jobs citing Packer 87 119 258
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.21% 1.79% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 88 183
10th Percentile £413 £350 £450
25th Percentile £463 £425 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £540 £565
Median % change year-on-year -7.36% -4.42% +7.62%
75th Percentile £575 £600 £619
90th Percentile £681 £625 £673
UK median daily rate £525 £540 £564
% change year-on-year -2.78% -4.26% +7.43%

Packer is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 7,180 6,653 12,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.91% 14.87% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,129 4,647 8,524
10th Percentile £341 £281 £313
25th Percentile £420 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% - +0.50%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 162 283
10th Percentile £15.10 £12.42 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.85 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +27.32% +1.89% +5.71%
75th Percentile £53.00 £25.29 £32.13
90th Percentile £61.94 £47.23 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +102.56% +5.41% +5.71%

Packer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Packer as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Packer in England

Packer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Packer in England.

Daily rate trend for Packer in England

Packer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Packer in England over the 6 months to 16 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Packer in England

Packer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Packer within the England region over the 6 months to 16 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -49 56 £500 -9.30% 10
South East +29 11 £540 +21.35% 3
North of England +11 5 £450 +23.29% 13
North West +8 5 £450 - 5
West Midlands - 3 £545 - 3
Midlands - 3 £545 - 3
South West +35 2 £519 +43.10% 2
East of England +28 2 £475 +11.76%
Packer
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Packer also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Packer.

1 80 (91.95%) DevOps
2 79 (90.80%) Terraform
3 56 (64.37%) AWS
4 53 (60.92%) Linux
5 52 (59.77%) Ansible
6 51 (58.62%) Docker
7 49 (56.32%) Kubernetes
8 38 (43.68%) Python
8 38 (43.68%) Security Cleared
9 37 (42.53%) Jenkins
10 36 (41.38%) SC Cleared
11 35 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (34.48%) Infrastructure as Code
13 29 (33.33%) Windows
14 28 (32.18%) Azure
15 25 (28.74%) GitLab
16 22 (25.29%) Puppet
16 22 (25.29%) Web Services
17 21 (24.14%) GCP
17 21 (24.14%) Social Skills
18 19 (21.84%) JIRA
19 18 (20.69%) Git (software)
20 17 (19.54%) Confluence
20 17 (19.54%) Finance
20 17 (19.54%) Scrum
21 16 (18.39%) Continuous Integration
21 16 (18.39%) Opscode Chef
22 15 (17.24%) Google
22 15 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 15 (17.24%) Configuration Management

Packer
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (19.54%) Confluence
2 9 (10.34%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (8.05%) nginx
4 2 (2.30%) Drupal
5 1 (1.15%) Apache
5 1 (1.15%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.15%) IIS
5 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Sentinel
2 3 (3.45%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 56 (64.37%) AWS
2 28 (32.18%) Azure
3 21 (24.14%) GCP
4 14 (16.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (14.94%) GitHub
6 12 (13.79%) Amazon ECS
6 12 (13.79%) Amazon EKS
7 11 (12.64%) IaaS
8 9 (10.34%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (10.34%) Amazon S3
8 9 (10.34%) Serverless
9 8 (9.20%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (9.20%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (8.05%) CloudFront
11 5 (5.75%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (5.75%) AWS CodePipeline
11 5 (5.75%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (5.75%) PaaS
11 5 (5.75%) Slack
12 4 (4.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) WAN
2 5 (5.75%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.60%) DNS
3 4 (4.60%) Firewall
4 2 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.15%) DHCP
5 1 (1.15%) LAN
5 1 (1.15%) VPN
5 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) Big Data
2 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.75%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (3.45%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.15%) MySQL
6 1 (1.15%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 37 (42.53%) Jenkins
2 25 (28.74%) GitLab
3 19 (21.84%) JIRA
4 18 (20.69%) Git (software)
5 7 (8.05%) Bitbucket
6 6 (6.90%) Vagrant
7 5 (5.75%) SonarQube
8 4 (4.60%) git-flow
8 4 (4.60%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (3.45%) Maven
10 2 (2.30%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.15%) CircleCI
11 1 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (1.15%) RSpec
11 1 (1.15%) Spinnaker
11 1 (1.15%) Terragrunt
General
1 21 (24.14%) Social Skills
2 17 (19.54%) Finance
3 7 (8.05%) Banking
4 5 (5.75%) Influencing Skills
5 4 (4.60%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.30%) Advertising
6 2 (2.30%) Retail
7 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.15%) Automotive
7 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (63.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (20.69%) AWS Engineer
3 15 (17.24%) AWS DevOps
4 13 (14.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 11 (12.64%) Architect
6 9 (10.34%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Azure Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (6.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Azure DevOps
9 5 (5.75%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Cloud Architect
10 4 (4.60%) Azure Architect
10 4 (4.60%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) DevOps Architect
11 3 (3.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 3 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
11 3 (3.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.29%) Web Services
2 12 (13.79%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (12.64%) Node.js
4 4 (4.60%) .NET
5 2 (2.30%) Keycloak
6 1 (1.15%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.15%) LAMP
6 1 (1.15%) React Native
6 1 (1.15%) REST
6 1 (1.15%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) Cloud Native
1 6 (6.90%) Public Cloud
2 5 (5.75%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (5.75%) Wiki
3 3 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.15%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.15%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 53 (60.92%) Linux
2 29 (33.33%) Windows
3 15 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (5.75%) CentOS
4 5 (5.75%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.60%) Unix
5 4 (4.60%) VMS
6 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.15%) DC/OS
7 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (91.95%) DevOps
2 35 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (34.48%) Infrastructure as Code
4 17 (19.54%) Scrum
5 16 (18.39%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (17.24%) Configuration Management
7 12 (13.79%) Test Automation
8 10 (11.49%) Infrastructure Automation
8 10 (11.49%) Kanban
9 9 (10.34%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 9 (10.34%) Open Source
9 9 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 7 (8.05%) Cryptography
12 6 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (6.90%) Observability
13 5 (5.75%) Decision-Making
13 5 (5.75%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 5 (5.75%) System Integration Testing
13 5 (5.75%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 38 (43.68%) Python
2 14 (16.09%) Go
2 14 (16.09%) Java
3 12 (13.79%) Bash Shell
3 12 (13.79%) PowerShell
3 12 (13.79%) Shell Script
4 6 (6.90%) Ruby
5 3 (3.45%) PHP
5 3 (3.45%) Scala
6 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.15%) C
7 1 (1.15%) ES6
7 1 (1.15%) Korn
7 1 (1.15%) Rust
7 1 (1.15%) SQL
7 1 (1.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (43.68%) Security Cleared
2 36 (41.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.60%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.30%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.30%) CCA
4 2 (2.30%) Degree
5 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 51 (58.62%) Docker
2 15 (17.24%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.75%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.45%) Squid
5 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.15%) Varnish
5 1 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 79 (90.80%) Terraform
2 52 (59.77%) Ansible
3 49 (56.32%) Kubernetes
4 22 (25.29%) Puppet
5 16 (18.39%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (6.90%) Prometheus
6 6 (6.90%) vRealize
6 6 (6.90%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 4 (4.60%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (4.60%) Grafana
8 3 (3.45%) Consul
9 2 (2.30%) Kibana
9 2 (2.30%) SCCM
10 1 (1.15%) HAProxy
10 1 (1.15%) Icinga
10 1 (1.15%) Istio
10 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (1.15%) Nagios
10 1 (1.15%) Rancher
Vendors
1 15 (17.24%) Google
2 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.34%) Hortonworks
4 8 (9.20%) Atlassian
4 8 (9.20%) VMware
5 5 (5.75%) Okta
6 3 (3.45%) Cisco
6 3 (3.45%) Cloudera
7 2 (2.30%) F5
7 2 (2.30%) New Relic
7 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.15%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.15%) Black Duck
8 1 (1.15%) Dell
8 1 (1.15%) hybris
8 1 (1.15%) IBM
8 1 (1.15%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.15%) SolarWinds